Guidance Counselors Introduced To Bryan College

Monday, February 04, 2013
Admissions Counselor Kara Zimmerman, left, speaks with guests following the luncheon for high school guidance counselors.
Admissions Counselor Kara Zimmerman, left, speaks with guests following the luncheon for high school guidance counselors.

A dozen guidance counselors from area public and private high schools got a close look at Bryan College Friday as the admissions office began a series of introductory luncheons. 

Campus Visit Coordinator Janine McCurdy, who organized the program, said counselors from Rhea and surrounding counties were introduced to some of the Bryan College distinctives, academic programs, scholarship opportunities, and dual enrollment programs for high school students. Following the lunch, they were escorted on a campus tour by a student ambassador.

“Many of the counselors have heard about Bryan, but we wanted them to be familiar with what we have to offer their students,” Ms. McCurdy said. “A lot of them didn’t know about our dual enrollment program and that the cost is slightly less” than what is charged by an area community college. 

Admissions Director Aaron Porter and Michael Sapienza, vice president for enrollment management, gave an overview of the college and emphasized the focus of the college to be faithful to its motto, Christ Above All, and to its mission statement, “educating students to become servants of Christ to make a difference in today’s world.”

Ms. McCurdy said available scholarship programs helped the counselors understand that a Bryan education is not out of reach of their students. “We hope they may steer students who would be a good fit to Bryan,” she said. 

She said the admissions office staff is planning more luncheons to give area counselors a similar introduction to the college.


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